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Old 03-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hi guys im new here and have decided i want to upgrade a few thing on my car. I am getting 8000k hid from ddm tuning where everyone says they got theirs. I just have one question i have day time running lights on my car and didnt know if i need anything special for the hids. Will they still come on half way while im driving with my lights off or will they not work at all untill i turn my lights on. Well any answers will be greatly appreciated.


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Will not work. You will need to
Keep your headlights on
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Or simply pull the drl fuse, problem solved

Sounds like you are all set on the ddm, but I suggest retro-solutions or retro-fit source. Also some on Amazon called Clear View have tons of good reviews for the 50-70 price range.
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Well thanks for the info when I install them ill either just pull that fuse or if everything is fine and the driving lights don't work im fine with that too
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So I looked for the drl fuse I couldn't find any idea if there is one and if not I guess that means the hids wont turn on enless I turn them on because the drl won't give them enough power. Im fine with that im just trying to make sure the lights will work properly
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Caution: the DRL will kill the ballast cause of the pulsing voltage from DRL. You will have to keep your headlights on orrrrr


Use a relay system and use your parking lights as the switch positive to activate your HIDs
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I remember a while ago there was someone in Canada that had this issue. He had to install a capacitor in between the stock wiring and the ballast. This prevented the ballast from dying due to the pulsing voltage.
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Yep the guys in here are good, I am the grandmom on here, but I like a nice looking car
I just have to be carefull not to screw up the warranty - so basicially I ll just tint the windows and maybe decal or pinstrip my white car - I used Utube to get some information on some of the basic things to change - that is also a good source for help.
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